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Mystic Pizza (1988)

Three teenage girls come of age while working at a pizza parlor in the Connecticut town of Mystic.

Director:

Donald Petrie

Writers:

Amy Holden Jones (story) (as Amy Jones), Amy Holden Jones (screenplay) (as Amy Jones) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Annabeth Gish ... Kat
Julia Roberts ... Daisy
Lili Taylor ... Jojo
Vincent D'Onofrio ... Bill (as Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio)
William R. Moses ... Tim
Adam Storke ... Charlie
Conchata Ferrell ... Leona
Joanna Merlin ... Mrs. Arujo
Porscha Radcliffe Porscha Radcliffe ... Phoebe
Bucky Walsh Bucky Walsh ... Manny (as Arthur Walsh)
John Fiore ... Jake
Gene Amoroso ... Mr. Barboza
Sheila Ferrini Sheila Ferrini ... Mrs. Barboza
Janet Zarish ... Nicole Travers
Louis Turenne Louis Turenne ... Everyday Gourmet
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Storyline

Sisters Kat and Daisy work along with Jojo at the pizza parlour in Mystic, Connecticut. Kat, shortly off to Yale, finds herself drawn to a local architect she is babysitting for, while her more tearaway sister starts dating a guy from the money side of the tracks. Jojo leaves her man at the altar; she loves him but shies away from commitment. Meanwhile the fame of the pizza continues to spread; it seems to contain something almost ..... mystic. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

AL | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 1989 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Pizza Pizza - Ein Stück vom Himmel See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,163,939, 23 October 1988, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,793,213
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the scene where all three girls are in the truck you can see an ear piece in Jo and Kat's left ears. See more »

Goofs

Immediately after the food critic gives his glowing report on TV, the wall phone at Mystic Pizza rings. The shot shows the owner answering the phone, but it also shows the business license on the wall next to the phone. The license clearly reads "Town of Groton" instead of Mystic. See more »

Quotes

Daisy: [after Charles tries to make Daisy feel better about her thinking he was cheating on her and dumping fish water into his car] Daisy: You're weird!
Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: I'm weird?
[Looks at car filled with fish water]
Charles Gordon Windsor, Jr.: Can you give us a ride home?"
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Referenced in Puddle Cruiser (1996) See more »

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I Ain't Got Nobody
As performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records, Inc., Special Markets Division
Written by Spencer Williams and Roger Graham
Published by Edwyn H. Morris & Co. a division of MPL Communications, Inc. (ASCAP) and Jerry Vogel Music Co.,
Inc. (ASCAP)
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A story of 3 waitresses and the pizza shop owner coming to terms with thier lives, strong "7" of 10 rating.
25 December 2000 | by TxMikeSee all my reviews

"Mystic Pizza" is the film that served notice that Julia Roberts, as "Daisy", was destined to be a name actress. The movie's name comes from the location - the pizza shop in Mystic, Conn., a fishing village with a concentration of Portugese immigrants. Matt Damon also had a small part, as the younger brother "Steamer" of the rich boyfriend.

The 4 women in this film - the 3 waitresses and the pizza shop owner - all have significant hurdles to cross. The pizza shop is in financial danger, and depends on a great review by the food critic to bolster business. Daisy is somewhat of a misfit, a hothead with a lot of talent but somewhat lacking in direction, and who is being courted by a rich guy. Another, bound for Yale but financially poor, and things are complicated by an increasingly close relationship with the father who hires her as a babysitter while mom is working in England. The other, faints at the alter, and is having trouble with commitment, while her boyfriend continues to try and get her to marry him.

The acting is uniformly good, and there are both serious and funny situations. It is an easy movie to "get into", and there is a good sense of completion when it ends. Not earth-shaking, but I rate it a strong "7" of 10.


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